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               WCW Backstage Assault FAQ/Move List
                   For Sony PlayStation (PSX)
            Version 0.2 - Last Updated 06 October 2002
    By Beautiful Affair (Ryan Harrison) - cornflake101@hotmail.com

                   Copyright (c)2002 Ryan Harrison

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-----/Table Of Contents\----------------------------------------------
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1.0 Introduction
2.0 Game Review
3.0 Version History
4.0 Basics
    4.1 Game Basics
    4.2 Match Types
    4.3 Controls
    4.4 Move Controls
5.0 Wrestlers & Move Lists
6.0 Create A Wrestler
7.0 Cheats/Secrets/Hints
8.0 Frequently Asked Questions
9.0 Copyrights
10.0 Conclusion
11.0 Credits
12.0 Contacting Me

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               1.0   Introduction
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Hello everyone, and yet again, welcome to another of Beautiful Affair
Ryan Harrison's great FAQs.  As you may have noticed, I have used a
totally new style for writing my FAQs, because it makes it much more
neat and it's easier for me to write it.  This FAQ is for one of my
newest game I bought, WCW Backstage Assault.  I really like this game,
and have had some good experience of playing it before.  I am also
going to try to write a FAQ for WWF Smackdown! Just Bring It later
on - keep an eye out for it - as some of you should know how much I
love wrestling!

This FAQ has only really gotten started and is nowhere near complete,
but it is gradually beginning to build.  I am quite busy with running
my website, contributing to others and updating my other walkthroughs
which may mean updates may not be as constant.

I chose to write a walkthrough for this game because there were no
general FAQs up on GameFAQs and I found it on the request system, so
I thought I would oblige by writing this.  So enjoy this FAQ folks,
hope it's useful.

Bye. :)
-Ryan "Beautiful Affair" Harrison

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               2.0   Game Review
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Okay, so maybe WCW Backstage Assault maybe isn't the best wrestling
game in the world, and the graphics look rather cardboardish for a
PlayStation game released in the same year as WWF Smackdown! (another
one of my wrestling favourites), but there are many WCW superstars to
play as, to unlock, and there is a great challenge in the game,
depending on which WCW Championship you are competing for.  It's
good because of its 3-D control & wrestling environment.

The game was released in 2000 on the PlayStaion and on the Nintendo
64.  I haven't played the N64 version of the game yet, so I have no
idea what it'll be like playing it with a N64 controller.  This game
certainly is fun, but I still prefer WCW Mayhem for PlayStation over
this game, but I enjoy pretty much any WCW game for the PlayStation.

In the game you can only compete in 3 match varieties: your regular
hardcore match, a first-blood type match and a torch match.  Plus
you're doing it all backstage without any referees, so your
environment is pretty much how any wrestling fan likes it!!  With so
many moves and wrestlers to unlock and three different WCW titles to
compete for, you certainly won't get bored from this game too easily.

Now, here's my actual review for WCW Backstage Assault:

O==============O
|GAMEPLAY: 7/10|
O==============O
   Overall Gameplay ain't too bad for this game.  Maybe the
   moves look a little blunt but still recognisable.  The
   controls maybe look difficult from playing in a 3-D environment,
   but it only took me about 5 minutes to get used to them, so
   they're not really that bad actually.  You have a good
   challenge from playing the Hardcore Challenge, and for all
   those experts have the Hardcore Gauntlet!  Competing for the
   World Championship is _really_ difficult, but practise,
   practise, practise, and you'll eventually get used to it!
   The controls are quite good and unique in this game.  It's
   like one of those WCW/nWo Revenge style controls, where you
   have to grapple your opponent and hit a move.  Moves are
   also quite easy to pull off, which is another good thing
   about gameplay.  The Hardcore Challenge mode is great, too.
   The Create-A-Wrestler system is pretty basic though, here
   is an area where improvement could have been made.

O==========O
|STORY: N/A|
O==========O
   Exactly the same as about every other wrestling game: there
   is no story!  You're a normal, average everyday WCW Superstar
   and you're sacrifising yourself just to get your hands on the
   World Championship.  Basic, simple, yet it's a wrestling game.

O=================O
|AUDIO/VIDEO: 6/10|
O=================O
   Compared to other games released in the same year, or even
   earlier than this one, the graphics do look flat and could
   have been improved.  However the TitanTron videos are very
   high quality, and look fantastic!  As for sound, there's not
   many soundtracks in the game, but the commentating does sound
   great, and possibly much more realistic than WWF Smackdown! Just
   Bring It.

O================O
|BUY OR RENT: BUY|
O================O
   If you're a wrestling fan, you really should own the game.  If
   not, I'd recommend renting it first.  Even if you're not a
   wrestling fan you may possibly like this game.  I paid 8 pounds
   for the game, so don't spend any more than say $20 for it.

O===========================O
|GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS GAME|
O===========================O
   Challenge.
   Realistic TitanTrons videos.
   Great commentary system.
   Lots to unlock, making it fun!
   Wide variety of WCW superstars.
   Addictive.
   Easy to learn controls.

O==========================O
|BAD THINGS ABOUT THIS GAME|
O==========================O
   Rather blunt graphics.
   CAW system is rather basic.
   Animation is a bit iffy.

O=============O
|OVERALL: 7/10|
O=============O
   Overall a great wrestling game I am sure any wrestling fan will
   enjoy.  Great modes to play, three great match types, a wide
   variety of WCW superstars to choose from, easy controls and so
   much stuff to unlock, you are going to enjoy this game for a
   long time.  Anyways, peace out...

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               3.0   Version History
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-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
October 06, 2002-------------------------------------------v0.2
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
- Into the early hours of the morning I got up to Chapter 5
  done.
- Got Move Lists for Jeff Jarrett and Torrie Wilson finished.
- After so much work I finally got the CAW Chapter finished!
- Got the Cheats/Secrets/Hints section finished.
- Got everything finished!

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
October 05, 2002-------------------------------------------v0.1
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
- I got the game today! Yay me.
- Got started with the FAQ.
- Going to try to get as far as finishing a couple of move
  lists so I can submit the guide early and update it
  frequently.

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               4.0   Basics
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What can I say?  Here are the basics for the game.

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               4.1   Game Basics
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In WCW Backstage Assault, there are many different modes to choose
from and to play.  You have the simple and plain exhibition, which
you'll find in just about any wrestling game you come across, the
Hardcore Challenge, where your WCW superstar will comepte for a title
with a set difficulty, no-holds-barred style.  If you're a real expert
at the game, you can try yourself out with the Hardcore Gauntlet.
Create your own WCW superstar - that sounds simple, doesn't it?
There's the Hall of Champions where you can relive past championship
glory and the options.  Here is a quick rundown of each of these
menus:

EXHIBITION
==========
In exhibition mode, you can have a friendly match against the
computer or a friend, set the rules, and the stipulations.  When you
select exhibition, you will be brought to the SETTINGS screen with
settings for the match you are going to create:

PLAYERS
-------

 Choose whether you're going to play as yourself or with a friend.

DIFFICULTY
----------

 If you're playing in a One Player mode, you can set the CPU
 difficulty with this setting.

SPECIAL RULES
-------------

 With regular rules, you'll fight a regualar no-holds-barred,
 hardcore, falls-count-anywhere match.  In a First Blood match, you
 must make your opponent bleed to claim the victory.  In a Human
 Torch match you have to set your opponent alight to get the win.

BRAWL LENGTH
------------

 If you're playing with regualar rules, you can choose how long you
 want your fight to last.

SUBMISSION
----------

 If you want to get the submission victory, you must enable this
 first!

KNOCK OUTS
----------

 You can clobber your opponent until he can fight no more if you
 enable this setting.

HARDCORE CHALLENGE
==================
In this mode you can unlock WCW superstars, arenas, moves, and have
a shot at a particular WCW title.  If you're going for the Hardcore
title the difficulty will be set on EASY, the U.S. title is MEDIUM,
and the World title is on the HARD difficulty.  You will have to
go through a number of superstars before you can get your hands on
the gold.

HARDCORE GAUNTLET
=================
If you're a real expert at WCW Backstage Assault, you'll definitely
be destined for this! Fight 7 matches one after the other with NO
RECOVERY TIME!

CREATE A SUPERSTAR
==================
(More on this explained later on in the FAQ)
Create your own WCW superstar and give him any kind of looks or moves
you want.

HALL OF CHAMPIONS
=================
Relive the past WCW championship glories and high scores.

GLOBAL OPTIONS
==============
Your basic options menu.  Here, you can adjust Music Volume, Speech
Volume, Sound FX, Crowd Volume, enable realism (blood), and
controller vibration.

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               4.2   Match Types
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There are three match types you can play in WCW Backstage Assault.
Each is a great match type to play, especially Human Torch mode!!
Here is a detailed rundown of the three match types you can play.

REGULAR
=======
Two WCW superstars go head to head backstage with no referees to call
anything.  You must use moves, weapons, and skill to put your opponent
down for the pinfall after you have dismantled them.

FIRST BLOOD
===========
In this match, you must make your opponent bleed to get the win.  Use
weapons often, and you should be done in no time.  Whipping your
opponent into things will also give you a distinct advantage.

HUMAN TORCH
===========
One of my personal favourite types of match, you have to set your
opponent on fire to get the win! An easy way to do this is by whipping
them into a flaming barrel, or use a 2x4, that's flammable!

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               4.3   Controls
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MENU CONTROLS
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.--------------------------.-----------------------------.
|ACTION                    |CONTROL                      |
'--------------------------'-----------------------------'
|Highlight menu items      |Directional button UP/DOWN   |
|Cycle choices/Move sliders|Directional button LEFT/RIGHT|
|Select/Go to next screen  |X button                     |
|Return to previous screen |/\ button                    |
'--------------------------'-----------------------------'

BASIC CONTROLS
==============
.-------------.--------------------------------.
|ACTION       |CONTROL                         |
'-------------'--------------------------------'
|Move Wrestler|Directional button              |
|Quick Punch  |O button                        |
|Quick Kick   |X button                        |
|Special Move |/\ button                       |
|Grapple      |[] button                       |
|Grab Weapon  |[] button (when near the weapon)|
|Free Look    |L2 button                       |
'-------------'--------------------------------'

GENERAL GAMEPLAY
================
.-------------.------------------------------.
|ACTION       |CONTROL                       |
'-------------'------------------------------'
|Pause Game   |START button                  |
|Move Wrestler|Directional button            |
|Climb        |Directional button + [] button|
|Reversal     |/\ button                     |
|Free Look    |L2 button                     |
'-------------'------------------------------'

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               4.4   Move Controls
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WITH BOTH CHARACTERS STANDING
=============================
.--------------------.------------------------------.
|ACTION              |CONTROL                       |
'--------------------'------------------------------'
|Initialise a Grapple|[] button                     |
|Quick Punch         |O button                      |
|Quick Kick          |X button                      |
|Power Punch         |Directional button + O button |
|Power Kick          |Directional button + X button |
|Special Move 1      |/\ button                     |
|Special Move 2      |Directional button + /\ button|
|Taunt               |R2 button                     |
|Run                 |R1 button                     |
|Block               |L1 button                     |
'--------------------'------------------------------'

WITH BOTH CHARACTERS GRAPPLING
==============================
.--------------.--------------------------------------------.
|ACTION        |CONTROL                                     |
'--------------'--------------------------------------------'
|Irish Whip    |Directional button + R1 button              |
|Grapple Move 1|/\ button                                   |
|Grapple Move 2|Directional button UP or LEFT + /\ button   |
|Grapple Move 3|Directional button DOWN or RIGHT + /\ button|
|Grapple Move 4|O button                                    |
|Grapple Move 5|Directional button UP or LEFT + O button    |
|Grapple Move 6|Directional button DOWN or RIGHT + O button |
|Grapple Move 7|X button                                    |
|Grapple Move 8|Directional button UP or LEFT + X button    |
|Grapple Move 9|Directional button DOWN or RIGHT + X button |
|Finisher Move |[] button                                   |
'--------------'--------------------------------------------'

WITH YOUR CHARACTER STANDING AND AN OPPONENT RUNNING TOWARDS YOU
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AFTER AN IRISH WHIP
===================
.------------------------.----------------------.
|ACTION                  |CONTROL               |
'------------------------'----------------------'
|Post Irish Whip Attack 1|/\ button or [] button|
|Post Irish Whip Attack 2|O button              |
|Post Irish Whip Attack 3|X button              |
'------------------------'----------------------'

WITH YOUR CHARACTER RUNNING AND AN OPPONENT STANDING IN FRONT OF
================================================================
YOU
===
.-----------------------.-----------------------------------------.
|ACTION                 |CONTROL                                  |
'-----------------------'-----------------------------------------'
|Running Attack Move 1-3|Directional button + X button, /\ button,|
|                       |[] button or O button                    |
'-----------------------'-----------------------------------------'

WITH YOUR CHARACTER GRAPPLING AN OPPONENT FROM BEHIND
=====================================================
.-------------------.------------------------------.
|ACTION             |CONTROL                       |
'-------------------'------------------------------'
|Rear Grapple Move 1|Directional button + /\ button|
|Rear Move Grapple 2|Directional button + O button |
|Rear Move Grapple 3|Directional button + X button |
'-------------------'------------------------------'

WITH YOUR CHARACTER STANDING AND AN OPPONENT LYING FACE DOWN ON
===============================================================
THE GROUND
==========
.------------------.------------------------------.
|ACTION            |CONTROL                       |
'------------------'------------------------------'
|Pick Up Opponent  |[] button                     |
|Roll Opponent Over|O button                      |
|Face Down Move 1  |/\ button                     |
|Face Down Move 2  |Directional button + /\ button|
|Face Down Move 3  |X button                      |
|Face Down Move 4  |Directional button + X button |
'------------------'------------------------------'

WITH YOUR CHARACTER STANDING AND AN OPPONENT LYING ON HIS BACK
==============================================================
.------------------.------------------------------.
|ACTION            |CONTROL                       |
'------------------'------------------------------'
|Pick Up Opponent  |[] button                     |
|Roll Opponent Over|O button                      |
|Face Up Move 1    |/\ button                     |
|Face Up Move 2    |Directional button + /\ button|
|Face Up Move 3    |X button                      |
|Face Up Move 4    |Directional button + X button |
|Pin               |L1 button                     |
'------------------'------------------------------'

WITH YOUR CHARACTER STANDING AND AN OPPONENT LYING IN A CORNER
==============================================================
.--------------------.-------------------------------.
|ACTION              |CONTROL                        |
'--------------------'-------------------------------'
|Move Opponent to Sit|                               |
|on Corner Ledge     |[] button                      |
|Corner Attack Move  |/\ button, O button or X button|
'--------------------'-------------------------------'

WITH YOUR CHARACTER STANDING AND AN OPPONENT SITTING ON AN
==========================================================
ELEVATED CORNER
===============
.----------------------.--------------------------------.
|ACTION                |CONTROL                         |
'----------------------'--------------------------------'
|Elevated Corner Attack|X button, [] button, O button or|
|                      |/\ button                       |
'----------------------'--------------------------------'

WITH YOUR CHARACTER STANDING ON A LEDGE AND AN OPPONENT STANDING
================================================================
.---------------.-------------------------------.
|ACTION         |CONTROL                        |
'---------------'-------------------------------'
|Jump Down      |[] button                      |
|Aerial Attack 1|X button, O button or /\ button|
'---------------'-------------------------------'

WITH YOUR CHARACTER STANDING ON A LEDGE AND AN OPPONENT LYING DOWN
==================================================================
.---------------.-------------------------------.
|ACTION         |CONTROL                        |
'---------------'-------------------------------'
|Jump Down      |[] button                      |
|Aerial Attack 2|X button, O button or /\ button|
'---------------'-------------------------------'

WITH YOUR CHARACTER HOLDING A WEAPON AND AN OPPONENT STANDING
=============================================================
.-------------------.---------.
|ACTION             |CONTROL  |
'-------------------'---------'
|Pick Up/Drop Object|[] button|
|Hit Over the Head  |X button |
|Swinging Attack    |O button |
|Stab Attack        |/\ button|
|Throw Weapon       |L1 button|
'-------------------'---------'

WITH YOUR CHARACTER LYING DOWN AND YOUR OPPONENT STANDING
=========================================================
.-------------.--------------------------------------------------.
|ACTION       |CONTROL                                           |
'-------------'--------------------------------------------------'
|Crouch Attack|L1 button (when getting up) + X button, [] button,|
|             |O button or /\ button                             |
'-------------'--------------------------------------------------'

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               5.0 Wrestlers & Move Lists
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OK here's the real nitty gritty - the MOVE lists!! I will be updating
this FAQ often to get the Move List finished in the near future, and
I might also add updates, statistics and highlights about superstars
in future updates.  For now, it's pretty basic and I've only got a
few superstars' move lists up, but I'm going to try to add 2 or 3 for
each working day I get to update this FAQ.

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    | | ___ / _|/ _|     | | __ _ _ __ _ __ ___| |_| |_
 _  | |/ _ \ |_| |_   _  | |/ _` | '__| '__/ _ \ __| __|
| |_| |  __/ __| __| | |_| | (_| | |  | | |  __/ |_| |_
 \___/ \___|_| |_|    \___/ \__,_|_|  |_|  \___|\__|\__|

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Name
--------------------
Name: Jeff Jarrett
Nickname: None
Intro Video: Jeff Jarret

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Appearance
--------------------
Size: Cruiserweight
Height: **--------
Skintone: Skin 1
Face: Jeff Jarrett
Hair Style: Buzz
Bangs: None
Facial Hair: Jeff Jarrett
Masks/Paint: None
Sunglasses: Yellow Aviator
Piercing: None
Back of Neck: None
Headgear: None
Shirt: None
Jacket: None
Necktie: None
Chains: None
Chest Tattoo: None
Back Tattoo: None
Arm Bands: None
Elbow Pads: None
Wrist Tape: Crowbar
Gloves: None
L Arm Tattoo: None
R Arm Tattoo: None
Pants: Jeff Jarrett
Pant Pattern: None
Pant Length: *
Belt: None
Pants Logo: None
L Leg Tattoo: None
R Leg Tattoo: None
L Kneepad: Jeff Jarrett
R Kneepad: Jeff Jarrett
Boots: Jeff Jarrett

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Abilities
--------------------
Strength:   *****-----
Impact:     *********-
Speed:      *******---
Quickness:  ********--
Ability:    *********-
Aerial:     ******----
Submission: ********--

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Moves
--------------------
You Stand
Opponent Stand
--------------
/\: Kidney Punch
Down + /\: Elbow to Head
O: Quick Punch
Down + O: Power Punch
X: Low Quick Kick
Down + X: Roundhouse Kick

You Grapple
Opponent Grapple
----------------
/\: Body Slam
Down + /\: Backbreaker
Up + /\: Sidewalk Slam
O: Shoulderbutt
Down + O: Low Blow
Up + O: Knees to Head
X: Drop Toe Hold
Down + X: Snap Mare
Up + X: Pumphandle Suplex

You Stand
Opponent Run
------------
/\: Gutbuster
Down + /\: Gutbuster
Up + /\: Gutbuster
O: Knee to the Gut
Down + /\: Knee to the Gut
Up + /\: Knee to the Gut
X: Gutbuster
Down + X: Gutbuster
Up + X: Gutbuster

You Run
Opponent Stand
--------------
/\: Flying Knee
Down + /\: Flying Knee
O: Flying Knee
Down + O: Flying Knee
X: Flying Knee
Down + X: Flying Knee

You Rear Grapple
Opponent Stand
----------------
/\: Inverted DDT
Down + /\: Inverted DDT
Up + /\: Inverted DDT
O: Abdominal Stretch
Down + O: Abdominal Stretch
Up + O: Abdominal Stretch
X: Atomic Drop
Down + X: Atomic Drop
Up + X: Atomic Drop

You Stand
Opponent Face Down
------------------
/\: Knee Drop
Down + /\: Leg Drop
X: Stomp
Down + /\: Body Splash

You Stand
Opponent Face Up
----------------
/\: Knee Drop
Down + /\: Figure Four Leg Lock
X: Stomp
Down + X: Body Splash

You Stand
Opponent Lie In Corner
----------------------
/\: Corner Smash
O: Corner Smash
X: Corner Smash

You Stand Ledge
Opponent Down
---------------
/\: Big Knee Drop
O: Big Knee Drop
X: Big Knee Drop

You Stand Ledge
Opponent Stand
---------------
/\: Double Axe Handle
O: Double Axe Handle
X: Double Axe Handle

You Stand
Opponent Sits On Corner
-----------------------
/\: Super Huuricanrana
O: Super Hurricanrana
X: Super Hurricanrana

You Crouch Recovery
-------------------
/\: Throat Attack
O: Throat Attack
X: Throat Attack

Taunt
-----
R2: Pipe Down to Crowd

Finisher (Grapple)
------------------
[]: The Stroke

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|__   __|_  _ __ _ __(_) ___ \ \   /\   / (_) |___  ___  _ __
   | |/ _ \| '__| '__| |/ _ \ \ \ /  \ / /| | / __|/ _ \| '_ \
   | | (_) | |  | |  | |  __/  \ V /\ V / | | \__ \ (_) | | | |
   |_|\___/|_|  |_|  |_|\___|   \_/  \_/  |_|_|___/\___/|_| |_|

--------------------
Name
--------------------
Name: Torrie Wilson
Nickname: None
Intro Video: Torrie Wilson

--------------------
Appearance
--------------------
Size: Female
Skintone: Female Skin 1
Face: Torrie Wilson
Hair Style: Long Full
Bangs: None
Masks/Paint: None
Sunglasses: None
Piercing: None
Back of Neck: None
Headgear: None
Shirt: Vinyl Bikini
Jacket: None
Necktie: None
Chains: None
Chest Tattoo: None
Back Tattoo: None
Arm Bands: None
Elbow Pads: None
Wrist Tape: None
Gloves: None
L Arm Tattoo: None
R Arm Tattoo: None
Pants: Kimberly
Pant Pattern: None
Belt: None
Pants Logo: None
L Leg Tattoo: None
R Leg Tattoo: None
L Kneepad: None
R Kneepad: None
Boots: Strap Sandals

--------------------
Abilities
--------------------
Strength:   ****------
Impact:     ******----
Speed:      *********-
Quickness:  *********-
Ability:    *******---
Aerial:     *********-
Submission: *****-----

--------------------
Moves
--------------------
You Stand
Opponent Stand
--------------
/\: Slap
Down + /\: Spinning Back Fist
O: Quick Punch
Down + O: Power Punch
X: Low Quick Kick
Down + X: Standing Dropkick

You Grapple
Opponent Grapple
----------------
/\: Flair Chop
Down + /\: Lady Like Groin Kick
Up + /\: Knees to Head
O: Hair Snapmare
Down + O: Body Slam
Up + O: Superkick
X: Hair Wrench
Down + X: Hair Biel
Up + X: DDT

You Stand
Opponent Run
------------
/\: Goldberg Spear
Down + /\: Goldberg Spear
Up + /\: Goldberg Spear
O: Spinebuster
Down + O: Spinebuster
Up + O: Spinebuster
X: Harlem Side Kick
Down + X: Harlem Side Kick
Up + X: Harlem Side Kick

You Run
Opponent Stand
--------------
/\: Flying Body Press
Down + /\: Flying Body Press
O: Flying Body Press
Down + O: Flying Body Press
X: Flying Body Press
Down + X: Flying Body Press

You Rear Grapple
Opponent Stand
----------------
/\: Inverted DDT
Down + /\: Inverted DDT
Up + /\: Inverted DDT
O: Hurricanrana
Down + O: Hurricanrana
Up + O: Hurricanrana
X: Low Blow
Down + X: Low Blow
Up + X: Low Blow

You Stand
Opponent Face Down
------------------
/\: Elbow Drop
Down + /\: Body Splash
X: Stomp
Down + X: Bow and Arrow

You Stand
Opponent Face Up
----------------
/\: Stomp
Down + /\: Senton Splash
X: Ladylike Leg Drop
Down + X: Punch to Groin

You Stand
Opponent Lie In Corner
----------------------
/\: Monkey Flip
O: Monkey Flip
X: Monkey Flip

You Stand Ledge
Opponent Down
---------------
/\: Moonsault
O: Moonsault
X: Moonsault

You Stand Ledge
Opponent Stand
---------------
/\: Missile Drop Kick
O: Missile Drop Kick
X: Missile Drop Kick

You Stand
Opponent Sits In Corner
-----------------------
/\: Super Hurricanrana
O: Super Hurricanrana
X: Super Hurricanrana

You Crouch Recovery
-------------------
/\: Groin Punch
O: Groin Punch
X: Groin Punch

Taunt
-----
R2: Blowing Kisses

Finisher (Grapple)
------------------
[]: Hurricanrana

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                    MORE MOVE LISTS COMING SOON!

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               6.0   Create A Wrestler
======================================================================

What is really enjoyable about wrestling games is that you can create
your own wrestlers for the organization, and here is no exception!  If
you want to create your own wrestler or modify one you have already
made, select 'Create A Wrestler' from the main menu and you will be
brought up to a 'Select Wrestler' screen.  Press right several times
until you are in the 'WCW 8' section.  Beneath Major Gunns are custom
wrestlers with their default nicknames.  Selct one of them so you can
modify it.  There are 6 Customs, each of which have the following
names:

Custom A - Punker
Custom B - Biker Grrrrl
Custom C - Shoot Fighter
Custom D - Femme Fatale
Custom E - Southern Thunder
Custom F - Warlock

You can modify these customs to create your own wrestler, or even
modify the existing ones.  You can give the customs names,
appearances, abilities and moves.  Here is a rundown (still incomplete
currently) of setting you can give for your CAW.

NAME
====
Name
----
(Give your CAW a name)

Nickname
--------
(Give your CAW a nickname)

Intro Video
-----------
(Give your CAW a superstar's intro video)

APPEARANCE
==========
Size
Height
Skintone
Face
Hair Style
Bangs
Facial Hair
Masks/Paint
Sunglasses
Piercing
Back of Neck
Headgear
Shirt
Shirt Logo
Back Logo
Shirt Edge
Sleeve Length
Jacket
Necktie
Chains
Chest Tattoo
Back Tattoo
Arm Bands
Elbow Pads
Wrist Tape
Gloves
L Arm Tattoo
R Arm Tattoo
Pants
Pant Pattern
Pant Length
Kneehole
Belt
Pants Logo
L Leg Tattoo
R Leg Tattoo
L Kneepad
R Kneepad
Boots

ABILITIES
=========
You have 50 default ability points.  You can spend them on building
your superstar's characteristics, use them wisely.

Strength
--------
(Give your superstar a strength from 0 to 10)

Impact
------
(Give your superstar an impact from 0 to 10)

Speed
-----
(Give your superstar a speed from 0 to 10)

Quickness
---------
(Give your superstar a quickness from 0 to 10)

Ability
-------
(Give your superstar an ability from 0 to 10)

Aerial
------
(Give your superstar an aerial from 0 to 10)

Submission
----------
(Give your superstar a submission from 0 to 10)

MOVES
=====
You Stand
Opponent Stand
--------------
Front Kick
Harlem Side Kick
High Quick Kick
Low Quick Kick
Roundhouse Kick
Spinning Back Kick
Standing Dropkick
Superkick
Double Axe Handle
Elbow to Head
Extended Power Punch
Forearm Smash
Kidney Punch
Power Punch
Quick Punch
Short Power Punch
Slap
Spinning Back Fist

You Grapple
Opponent Grapple
----------------
Backbreaker
Belly to Belly Suplex
Body Slam
Chartbuster
Chokeslam
Claw Hold
Coffin Nail Suplex
Crucifix Powerbomb
DDT
Death Valley Driver
Diamond Cutter
Double Chicken Wing
Double Leg Slam
Drop Toe Hold
Elbow Smash
Face Driver
Fisherman Suplex
Flair Chop
Flatliner
Front Face Lock
Front Suplex
Gorilla Press
Gutbuster
Hair Biel
Hair Snapmare
Hair Wrench
Hiptoss
Hurricanrana
Inverted Atomic Drop
Jackhammer
Knees to Head
Lady Like Groin Kick
Low Blow
Meltdown
Military Press Slam
Neckbreaker
One Arm DDT
Piledriver
Powerbomb
Powerslam
Pumphandle Suplex
Rocker Dropper
Roll Through Attack
Running Powerslam
Russian Leg Sweep
Short Arm Clothesline
Shoulderbreaker
Shoulderbutt
Sidewalk Slam
Skullcracker
Snap Mare
Snap Suplex
Spike Slam
Spinning Clothesline
Superkick
Suplex Piledriver
The Stroke
Thunder Slam
Tombstone Piledriver
Underhook Powerbomb
Vertical Suplex

You Stand
Opponent Run
------------
Back Drop
Bearhug
Belly to Belly Suplex
Choke Slam
Face Slam
Goldberg Spear
Gorilla Press
Gutbuster
Harlem Side Kick
Knee to the Gut
Shoulder Block
Spinebuster
Throat Lift
Tilt-A-Whirl Gutbuster

You Run
Opponent Stand
--------------
Flying Body Press
Flying Clothesline
Flying Head Scissors
Flying Knee
Flying Shoulder Block
Knee Clip
Running Clothesline
Running Drop Kick

You Rear Grapple
Opponent Stand
----------------
Abdominal Stretch
Atomic Drop
Atomic Throw
Back Rake
Belly to Back Suplex
Bulldog
Full Nelson Slam
German Suplex
Hurricanrana
Inverted DDT
Knee Breaker
Low Blow
Rear Choke
Rear Clothesline
Rear Double Axe Handle
Rear Forearm Smash
Rear Head Butt
Side Slam
Torture Rack

You Stand
Opponent Face Down
------------------
Armbreaker
Body Splash
Boston Crab
Bow and Arrow
Camel Clutch
Crossface
Crossface Strikes
Elbow Drop
Blbow to Head
Fist Drop
Head Strikes
Indian Leg Lock
Knee Drop
Ladylike Leg Drop
Leg Drop
Power Stomps to Head
Running Leg Drop
STF
Senton Splash
Stomp
Surfboard

You Stand
Opponent Face Up
----------------
Body Splash
Boston Crab
Chin Lock
Double Arm Bar
Elbow Drop
Elbow Drop to Thigh
Elbow to Head
Figure Four Leg Lock
Fist Drop
Head Butt to Groin
Kick to Groin
Knee Drop
Ladylike Leg Drop
Leg Drop
Mounted Punches
Punch to Groin
Running Leg Drop
Scorpion Deathlock
Senton Splash
Spinning Toe Hold
Stomp
Tequila Sunrise
Texas Cloverleaf

You Stand
Opponent Lie In Corner
----------------------
Buff Blockbuster
Corkscrew Body Press
Corner Smash
Foot Choke
Goldberg Spear
Monkey Flip
Nash Knees
Punches to Head
Standing Shoulder Butts
Stinger Splash
Stomp and Kick
Tornado DDT

You Stand Ledge
Opponent Down
---------------
450 Splash
Big Knee Drop
Corkscrew Plancha
Elbow Drop
Frogsplash
Harlem Hangover
Leg Drop
Moonsault
Shooting Star Press
Splash

You Stand Ledge
Opponent Stand
---------------
Corkscrew Plancha
Double Axe Handle
Elbow Drop
Flying Clothesline
Missile Drop Kick
Moonsault

You Stand
Opponent Sits On Corner
-----------------------
Stand and Punch
Super Belly to Belly
Super Fireman Gutbuster
Super Hurricanrana
Superplex

You Crouch Recovery
-------------------
Double Leg Slam
Groin Punch
Shoulderbutt
Throat Attack

Taunt
-----
Adjusting Blouse
Air Guitar
Bicep Kiss
Big Sexy
Big Wiggle
Blowing Kisses
Cat Call
Champion Pose
Chicken Dance
Come Get Some
Crotch Chop
Crowd Call
Dancing Crotch Chop
Death Sign
Diamond Cutter
Disco Dance
Disco First Roll
Disgusted
Female Hip Grind
Flex
Hair Toss
Hands on Hips
Head Shake and Growl
Kiss My Butt
Lady Hands on Hips
Ladylike Claps
Ladylike Overhead Claps
Mat Pounding
Muscle Flex
Nasty Hip Swivel
No Booty for You
No Respect
Pipe Down to Crowd
Playing with Hair
Point
Pose Down
Raise the Roof
Screaming Frenzy
Shadow Boxing
Shoulder Shrug Warmup
Shuffle and Flex
Torture Rack Pose
Uppercuts
Victory Taunt
Wolfpac Howl
Zombie Taunt

Finisher (Grapple)
------------------
Backbreaker
Belly to Belly Suplex
Body Slam
Chartbuster
Chokeslam
Claw Hold
Coffin Nail Suplex
Crucifix Powerbomb
DDT
Death Valley Driver
Diamond Cutter
Double Chicken Wing
Double Leg Slam
Drop Toe Hold
Elbow Smash
Face Driver
Fisherman Suplex
Flair Chop
Flatliner
Front Face Lock
Front Suplex
Gorilla Press
Gutbuster
Hair Biel
Hair Snapmare
Hair Wrench
Hiptoss
Hurricanrana
Inverted Atomic Drop
Jackhammer
Knees to Head
Lady Like Groin Kick
Low Blow
Meltdown
Military Press Slam
Neckbreaker
One Arm DDT
Piledriver
Powerbomb
Powerslam
Pumphandle Suplex
Rocker Dropper
Roll Through Attack
Running Powerslam
Russian Leg Sweep
Short Arm Clothesline
Shoulderbreaker
Shoulderbutt
Sidewalk Slam
Skullcracker
Snap Mare
Snap Suplex
Spike Slam
Spinning Clothesline
Superkick
Suplex Piledriver
The Stroke
Thunder Slam
Tombstone Piledriver
Underhook Powerbomb
Vertical Suplex

MORE MOVES COMING SOON!

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               7.0   Cheats/Secrets/Hints
======================================================================

I'd like to thank my brother for letting me use his code book to put
codes into this section, and the code contributors on GameFAQs for
their codes.

2 Extra CAW Attribute Points
----------------------------
Win the U.S. title with anyone.

3 Extra CAW Attribute Points
----------------------------
Win the World title with anyone.

Unlock Mike Awesome
-------------------
Put your opponent through a couch, a table or a bench.

Unlock Brian Adams & Brian Clark
--------------------------------
Go to the Block stage and set your opponent alight.

Unlock Shane Helms, Shannon Moore & Evan Karagias
-------------------------------------------------
Go to the Media Center stage and hit your opponent with a TV.

Unlock Billy Kidman
-------------------
Defeat Billy Kidman in the Hardcore Challenge.

Unlock Chris Candido
--------------------
Defeat Chris Candido in the Hardcore Challenge.

Unlock Kanyon
-------------
Defeat Chris Kanyon in the Hardcore Challenge.

Unlock Crowbar
--------------
Defeat Crowbar in the Hardcore Challenge.

Unlock Daffney
--------------
Win the Hardcore Gauntlet three times.

Unlock Eric Bischoff
--------------------
Win the Hardcore title with Vince Russo.

Unlock Shane Douglas
--------------------
Defeat The Franchise in the Hardcore Challenge.

Unlock Johnny 'The Bull' Stamboli
---------------------------------
Defeat Johnny in the Hardcore Challenge.

Unlock Kimberly
---------------
Win the Hardcore title with DDP.

Unlock La Parka
---------------
KO your opponent in the Truck stage using a steel chair.

Unlock Lance Storm
------------------
Win the Hardcore Gauntlet.

Unlock Lt. Loco
---------------
Win the Hardcore Gauntlet twice.

Unlock Madusa
-------------
Hit your opponent over the head with the sink in the women's restroom.

Unlock Tank Abbott
------------------
KO your opponent in the Block stage.

Unlock Don Harris
-----------------
Defeat Don Harris in the Hardcore Challenge.

Unlock Ron Harris
-----------------
Defeat Ron Harris in the Hardcore Challenge.

Unlock Vampiro
--------------
Set your opponent alight in the Hardcore Challenge.

Unlock Vince Russo
------------------
KO your opponent in the Media Center stage with the briefcase.

Jeff Jarrett's nWo Costume
--------------------------
Win the Hardcore title with Jeff Jarrett.

Booker T.'s G.I. Bro Costumes
-----------------------------
Win the Hardcore title with Booker T.

Scott Steiner's nWo Costume
---------------------------
Win the Hardcore title with Scott Steiner.

Unlock Harris Brothers' Creative Control Costumes
-------------------------------------------------
Win the Hardcore title with either Harris Brother.

Classic Hulk Hogan
------------------
Win the Hardcore title with Hulk Hogan.

Unlock New Stages
-----------------
Defeat someone in a stage you have not yet unlocked in the Hardcore
Challenge.

Infinite Stamina
----------------
At the main menu press R1, R1, /\, R1, R1, /\

Hidden Grunts
-------------
At the main menu press R1, L1, R1, L1, /\, /\

Low Gravity
-----------
At the main menu press R1, L1, L1, L1, [], /\

Large Women
-----------
At the main menu press R1, R1, /\, /\, L1, L1

Tiny Mode
---------
At the main menu press R1, R1, L1, L1, [], []

Strong Weapons
--------------
At the main menu press L1, R1, L1, R1, [], []

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               8.0   Frequently Asked Questions
======================================================================

Q: Where's the ring?
A: Simple, the ring isn't in the game!

Q: How do you get Kanyon?
A: Beat him in the Hardcore Challenge.

Q: I can't find something I'm looking for in your FAQ.
A: If anybody knows something that isn't in this FAQ, please E-Mail me
   at cornflake101@hotmail.com.

Q: Goldberg is always beating me!
A: Goldberg is difficult to defeat, that's true.  I'm trying to find a
   good strategy on how do defeat him easily.

Q: How do you get secret costumes?
A: Win the Hardcore title with Jeff Jarrett, Booker T., Hulk Hogan,
   Scott Steiner, Don Harris or Ron Harris to get their secret
   costumes.

Q: Any tips for First Blood matches?
A: Use weapons often and try to whip your opponent into things like
   soda machines.

Q: Who's the best wrestler to use?
A: I tend to use Booker T. and Jeff Jarrett.

Q: How do you do a finisher?
A: When your stamina bar is full, grapple your opponent and press [].

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               9.0   Copyrights
======================================================================

This file is Copyright (c)2002 Ryan Harrison, and may not be used on
any other sites apart from the ones mentioned below and my own website
(http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling3/awfalltheway/).  If any other
sites would like to link to this document, please E-Mail me at
cornflake101@hotmail.com and I will likely say yes.

Much of the info in this FAQ I discovered myself, or from other
websites where credit is due, but it may only be reproduced for
private, personal use.  It must be credited if distributed.

Sites that MAY use this FAQ:

GameFAQs (http://www.gamefaqs.com/)
CheatCodes (http://www.cheatcodes.com/)
NeoSeeker (http://www.neoseeker.com/)

WCW Backstage Assault is (c)2000 WCW and Electronic Arts.

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               10.0   Conclusion
======================================================================

Well, that's all I have...for now.  I have put much hard work into
this FAQ and will continue to update it whenever possible in the
future.  If you have any questions, comments or additions you would
like to make to this FAQ, please don't hesitate to contact me - my
E-Mail address is cornflake101@hotmail.com.  Make sure your topic is
related to this guide e.g. 'WCW Backstage Assault question', as I am
always receiving unwanted spam and it's difficult to weed it out from
E-Mail I do want to read.

This FAQ was typed up on Microsoft WordPad with a Courier New size 10
font.  It was first created on October 05, 2002 and the current
version (v0.2) was finished on October 06, 2002.

======================================================================
               11.0   Credits
======================================================================

- You, for reading this guide.

- Me, for typing it up.

- CJayC, CheatCodes and NeoSeeker for their awesome sites, and for
  hopefully posting this guide up.

- My friend Sean for helping me with the game.

- My brother Scott and my sister Lauren for giving me extra time on
  the computer and the PlayStation to write this FAQ.  I also want to
  thank my brother for letting me use his cheat book which I used to
  type up the Cheats section.

- The code contributors on GameFAQs, as I used some of their codes
  too.

- My mother for buying me the game.

- Electronic Arts for making this game.

- The people on GameFAQs who made the request for this FAQ, for
  giving me something to do.

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               12.0 Contacting Me
======================================================================

Now that I have Windows XP on my computer I can use MSN (Windows
Messenger).  My website is
http://www.angelfire.com/wrestling3/awfalltheway - feel free to join
it - and that also has a chat room.  My GameFAQs board username is
KenShamrock.  My E-Mail address is cornflake101@hotmail.com.

Thank you for reading my guide, and look out for many more.

======================================================================
(c)2002 Unpublished Work by Ryan Harrison-----------------------------
======================================================================

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